Category Archives: Scholars

R.I.P. John William Wevers

World class Septuagintal scholar John William Wevers passed away last week. Here is a notice that was sent to the members of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies: On July 23, Professor Emeritus John William Wevers, of the University of … Continue reading

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A Form-Critical Classification of the Psalms according to Hermann Gunkel

In honour of Gunkel’s birthday… “Genre research in Psalms is nonnegotiable, not something one can execute or ignore according to preference.  Rather it is the foundational work with which there can be no certainty in the remainder. It is the … Continue reading

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Gunkel’s Form Critical Classification of the Psalms in Portuguese

A couple years back I put together a summary of Hermann Gunkel‘s form critical classification of the Psalms for one of my classes. I posted the summary on my blog and made a handout available on my website. Since then … Continue reading

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Five Books/Scholars that Shaped My Reading of the Bible

I have been tagged in the popular  “Five Books” meme and since I want to return to blogging more regularly, I figured I would add my five to the growing list of biblical studies blogs that have responded to the … Continue reading

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Canada Day Special: Top Ten Canadian Biblical Scholars

Happy Canada Day! For unaware readers, Canada Day is the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of “Canada” on July 1st. This year marks … Continue reading

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Top Ten Old Testament Scholars Since 1800

Charles Halton has written an interesting list of the “Top Ten Old Testament Scholars Since 1800” over at Awilum.  The only surprises on the list (IMHO) are the inclusion of Thompson and Van Seters at number nine.  While I am … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Image Comparison Before and After Removal

The missing image referred to in my previous post was linked to in the Hebrew version of the same article. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the scroll before (right) and after (left) the part was cut out: It appears … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Fragments in the News Again

The Leviticus scroll discovered (or should I say recovered) by Israeli Archaeologist Hanan Eshel is back in the news. According to an article in Ha’aretz, Eshel is claiming that the Israeli Antiquities Authority is performing unnecessarily obtrusive tests on the … Continue reading

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A Step-by-Step Reconstruction of the New Leviticus Fragments (Best of Codex)

[Originally Posted 18th July 2005] Tim Bulkeley over at SansBlog asked me to expand my analysis of the newly-discovered fragments of Leviticus by describing a bit of the processes involved in identifying and reconstructing the fragments. I thought that I … Continue reading

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Laments, Complaints, Prayers, Pleas, or Petitions?

In response to my post on The Costly Loss of Lament for the Church, Tim Bulkeley over at SansBlogue rightfully noted that I have tended to continue employ the designation “laments” when referring to what Gunkel called Klagepsalmen. Tim prefers … Continue reading

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